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Vietnamese Peanut Sauce

Vietnamese peanut sauce is the perfect dipping sauce to go with fresh summer rolls. It also doubles as a sauce for noodles, satay, or even as a salad dressing.

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Peanut sauce is, hands down, my favorite dipping sauce or sauce for noodles. I have a recipe for a Thai Peanut Sauce that contains coconut milk and simmers on the stove.

This Vietnamese Peanut Sauce, though, is easier than the Thai one. It requires only 6 common, easy-to-find ingredients that are simply stirred together. There is no cooking at all!

I’ve got the perfect recipe for vegan summer rolls to go with this easy 6 ingredient peanut sauce, too.

Low angle shot of a bowl of Vietnamese Peanut Sauce.

What ingredients do you need?

This recipe for Vietnamese Peanut Sauce uses just 6 everyday ingredients. You probably have these ingredients in your pantry. If not, they’re easy to find at the supermarket or grocery store. 


To make this easy peanut sauce, simply whisk the ingredients together to combine well. Serve it at room temperature as a dipping sauce, or toss it with hot, just-cooked noodles.

Add a bit of water and/or lime or lemon juice to thin it out and toss it with salad.

What do you serve it with?

This recipe makes the perfect Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce to go with Vietnamese Summer Rolls.

It also pairs beautifully with Thai Chicken Satay and makes a great sauce for noodles.

Add a little lime juice and water to thin it a bit and then use it as a savory salad dressing.

Shot of a bowl of Vietnamese peanut sauce on a platter with fresh summer rolls.

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Vietnamese Peanut Sauce

Robin Donovan
This simple peanut sauce has only 6 ingredients, and they are all common pantry items or easily found in any supermarket. It's the perfect dipping sauce for Vietnamese Summer Rolls, spring rolls, or satay. Or you can toss it with noodles or salad.
4.80 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce Recipes
Cuisine Vietnamese
Calories 156 kcal


  • 1 ⁄2 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil


  • In a medium bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until well combined.
  • Serve at room temperature.


Serving: 1Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 352mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7g
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By on July 19th, 2021


Hi, I’m Robin! I am a full-time food blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. I spend my days cooking, writing about, and photographing food.

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